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is ringing in the new lunar year in san francisco's china town. >> and we can all celebrate the chinese new year. cooking, eating, celebrating food. family. >> reporter: and the traditional red envelopes filled with cash. >> have you gotten your red envelopes yet in >> yes, four from friends. >> reporter: groups like this are hoping to usher in the good financial fortune for the performances at the local banks. >> and that will be good luck for them and blessings and to scare away the evil spirit. >> reporter: the color of the day is red. >> and when there is red, you know, it gives everything latches here to put it away. and now that's a brand new start. >> reporter: the start of the snake. >> reporter: to be honest, they are not the most lovable animal of the zodiac and some traditional forecasters, they are predicting the economic upheaval and the political strike. >> reporter: the september 11 terror attacks fell in the year of the snake and as did the 1989 protest at the square and the bombing of pearl harbor in 1941. but the people we spoke with are not worried. >> that's all in the p
of people also turned out for the 24th annual china town community fair in honor of the chinese new year, they enjoyed the taste, sights, and sounds of san francisco's china town. the fair continues tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so you have time to celebrate the year of the snake. you can get a photo with a dragon from tonight's parade. >>> this week's crane accident is not putting construction on the new portion of the bay bridge off schedule. what is happening now to make sure the work stays on time. ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, what c >>> a new crane is going to pick up where the toppled bay bridge crane left off. what caused the crane to collapse on thursday is still being investigated. it was removing a 129-ton piece of metal when it toppled over. that metal piece was part of the bridge's temporary support structure. nobody was injured and the bridge wasn't damaged. the incident will not delay the labor day weekend of the new eastern span. >>> it was moth balls for years just after being completed. thanks to new funding, a library is finally open. dozens of people turned out for a communi
, sharon chin shows us, preparing food and lots of it. >> families in china host parties to celebrate lunar new year's eve. this restaurant in san francisco china town carries on the century's old tradition. >> you have to make your own. >> and you do it together. >> wilma pang showed how to make a sugar filled dough ball in soup. it's harder than it looks. >> there's a hole in it. wait, there are two holes. >> wilma and volunteers are part of a better chinatown tomorrow. they educate the community about chinese culture. >> the dutch house is shaped like a crescent moon, also shaped like -- indicated prosperity. >> these students came for a taste of chinese culture and dumpling cuisine. the new year, 4711 is the year of the snake. one of the 12 zodiac animals. some say it's good news for finances, but others know snake years include the 1929 depression, pearl harbor in 1941. the massacre in 1989, and september 11 in 2001. some plan to slither from risk. >> move with caution, just like a snake. they are very cautious. >> whatever you think of the year of the snake, it does sta
and china. >>> and california is one of the few states that bans those exports. however, some say that ban isn't working. tonight at 11:00, a look at slaughter house pipeline and what people are doing to save slaughter houses. >>> a pipe sent chlorinated water into the creek. that leak was discovered this weekend. it took about eight hours to slow the flow because if crews did it too fast, pressure could have broken other parts of that pipeline. >> we added neutralizing chemicals to the flow to get rid of the chlorine to make it safer for the aquatic wildlife. >> though the pipe is still leaking, officials estimate 75 to 100 gallons a minute. >>> one of the big medical mysteries is why so many more kids these days are being diagnosed with autism. >> kpix5's dr. kim tells us women may be able to reduce the risk of having an autistic child by taking a supplement. >> autism is a disorder where early in life, a child's brain doesn't develop normally. a new study finds how folic acid may cut the risk of autism in half. the reduction was seen in women who used the b vitamin before or early o
to a healthy start this morning for the annual 10k run through china town. and even through some of their most historic districts that began here, ending up through north beach and the financial district. as they serve hundreds of families. >> roberta is joining us right now. good thing they had a run today. >> we could call it a run. i participated in the past and it's a race. people get to the finish line as they really want to finish first. it's for a great cause and what a great day to run. we had idealistic weather and tonight we're tumbling very quickly with the clear skies. 45 degrees at livermore. what do you see behind there? >> the beautiful bay bridge lights. that's spectacular. san jose 48 degrees. after a high temperature well into the 60s. 3 degrees above normal for this time of the year where we should be about 60 in san jose. and san francisco with a couple degrees cooler than yesterday. approaching 70 at fairfield. it was 70 at kentfield. now tonight bottoming out for santa rosa to 40 degrees. interrupting the rose garden district of santa clara and 45 degrees in oakland and r
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